The greatly increased pressure of work on the nurses

Flu was having as much as an impact on heathcare at home as the departure of medical staff to help the wounded.

At a meeting of the Committee held in the Board Room on Tuesday the 3rd December 1918, the following letter from the Hon Sec: of the Caversham District Nursing Association was read:

Our expenses have greatly increased – not so our income. We had hoped to increase our income by having Home patients, and last year did add to our funds in this way, but this year we had to give up owing to the greatly increased pressure of work on the nurses, owing in past to the shortage and preoccupation of the Doctors, and lately owing to the epidemic. One of our nurses has been most dangerously ill from Influenza caught in the exercise of her duties.

Please do your best for us.

Yours very truly,

A.E Evans

Reading Dispensary Trust minutes (D/QRD1/12)

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